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Monday Morning Motivation: Be Happy

I talk quite a bit about the contribution of a positive attitude in creating a Winning Team Culture and how positive attracts positive in everything you do. See > Put Some Zip In Your Do Da!

Perfectly aligned with this, I recently came across this interesting and insightful article in The Huffington Post by  > The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Explanations of each can be found in the article but here are the habits of supremely happy people:

They surround themselves with other happy people.

They smile when they mean it.

They cultivate resilience.

They try to be happy. 

They are mindful of the good.

They appreciate simple pleasures.

They devote some of their time to giving.

They let themselves lose track of time.

They nix the small talk for deeper conversation

They spend money on other people.

They make a point to listen. 

They uphold in-person connections.

They look on the bright side.

They value a good mixtape.

They unplug. 

They get spiritual.

They make exercise a priority.

They go outside.

They spend some time on the pillow.

They LOL.

They walk the walk.

Simply put, you cannot maintain a sunny demeanor if you’re not truly happy.  So, if you’re going to benefit from that Zip In Your Do Da, it would be wise to follow these habits and put yourself in a happy place first.


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Now is as good a time as any.

Don’t flirt with disaster… now is as good a time as any. 


Now is as good a time as any

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7 Habits Of Exceptionally Resilient People

Some Monday Morning Motivation from Inc. Magazine

7 Habits Of Exceptionally Resilient People

By Richard Feloni

The best entrepreneurs don’t give up in the face of adversity. Here’s how you, too, can become more resilient.

Resilient people don’t give in to anger or despair when faced with a setback. Instead, they tap into a greater purpose to bounce back stronger than ever.

“They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs,” says Hara Estroff Marano, editor at large of Psychology Today.

Highly resilient people know how to bend to inevitable failures and tragedies and not break. Here are seven habits of people who know how to confront adversity and move on with their lives stronger than before:

1. They have a strong sense of purpose.

Resilient people make a habit of being persistent. “Knowing what one wants is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence,” says Napoleon Hill in “Think and Grow Rich,” one of the top-selling books of all time.

2. They are self-reliant.

Resilient people believe that they are fully capable of carrying out their purpose, says Hill, which allows them to rebound from setbacks.

3. They have a support network.

Just because successful people are self-confident and can rely on themselves doesn’t mean that they isolate themselves from others. Studies show that having intimate relationships with friends and family provides the benefits of belonging, increased self-worth, and security that reduces stress levels, especially in times of crisis.

4. They are accepting.

Resilient people understand that frustrating situations, failures, and tragedies are inevitable parts of life, and they’re able to move on because they don’t ignore or repress their pain. “Acceptance is not about giving up and letting the stress take over, it’s about leaning in to experience the full range of emotions and trusting that we will bounce back,” Brad Waters writes in Psychology Today.

5. They are optimists.

Those who move forward do not dwell in a state of victimhood or self-loathing. “What the resilient do is refrain from blaming themselves for what has gone wrong,” says Marano of Psychology Today. “In the language of psychology, they externalize blame. And they internalize success; they take responsibility for what goes right in their lives.”

6. They turn adversity into opportunities for growth.

In “The Obstacle Is the Way,” Ryan Holiday points to several historical examples of people who practice the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism by re-framing adversity as an opportunity for triumph. He cites Nassim Taleb, who defines a Stoic as someone who “transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”

7. They take care of their health.

Psychologist Karen Horneffer-Ginter focuses on the physical characteristics of resilient people, who know how to keep stress from accumulating and then crippling them. She says exercise and meditation can be great ways to clear the mind of anxiety. “Unplugging and stepping off the wheel of our doing can offer just the reset we need to re-find our center,” she says.

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Monday Morning Motivation: Better Be Running

Every Morning


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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Monday Morning Motivation: Be a Consistent Winner

In honor of today’s Boston Marathon, below is a quote on the importance of preparing to win from 3 time (1978-80) Boston Marathon champion, Bill Rodgers.


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Never Let It Rest

Is good enough good enough for you?

If so, you are positioned for a life of mediocrity. 

While you’ll certainly have company I don’t recommend this well worn path. After all, you can’t be a Pinnacle Performer by settling in your comfort zone.

To be a high-achiever you must never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best!

Good Better Best

 Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Ali on Champions

Hi All,

It’s the beginning of the week and, as usual, your competition wants your business! This week one business will engage more customers, exceed more expectations, build more customers for life.

That business will not have employees that are thinking about achieving excellence. It will have champions that are executing excellence.

You have a decision to make… 

Be average and wait for success to come to you (good luck with that) or be a champion and go to it.


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂


Monday Morning Motivation: No Doubts For Success

Hi All,

Here’s another Pinnacle Performance quote to jump start your week. This one speaks to the Champion Mindset and Success Principle # 1: Belief.


Make a Great Day!

Steve :-)

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Monday Morning Motivation: Fire Within

Two out of three of these things are a certainty. One is up to you and makes all the difference.

Fire Within Me

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

Monday Morning Motivation you should apply every day!

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder,

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